Cultura y conciencia

This is How Social Media is Reacting to Kavanaugh


Or better yet, this is how people are denouncing rape culture and white privilege

September 28, 2018

  • Fueled by the #MeToo movement and protests, the movement to stop Kavanaugh from becoming the next member of the Supreme Court is on the rise

  • Three women have accused Kavanaugh of engaging in inappropriate sexual acts in high school, reports NBC News

  • During her Senate testimony on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford said that she believed Kavanaught was going to rape her

  • Kavanaugh denied all the accusations during the Senate hearing, reacting angrily and accusing the Democrats of “search and destroy”, reports The Washington Post

We compiled some social media reactions to the nomination of the archconservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. These reactions came before and after the Sept. 27 Senate committee testimony in which both Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified. Many commentators agree that the Senate hearing was a sham. According to Jonathan Chait “the method Republicans have used to defend Kavanaugh has consisted of suppressing most of the evidence that could be brought to bear in the hearing, and then complaining about the lack of evidence.”

Before last night’s hearing, one of the concerns expressed by a great majority of people is the possibility that Trump’s nominee to the most powerful legal job in the United States will overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1937 landmark decision that made abortion legal. Roe v. Wade was a win for women’s rights. Recent opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation also comes after several media reports of improper sexual conduct by the nominee. The allegations are quite serious. It is possible then—if the winds of change pick up more steam— that we will not hear about Kavanaugh again. In the meantime, Social media users are expressing their opposition to Kavanaugh and calling out the Republican’s double standard and hypocrisy.

Social media reactions